Riley the Brave is the story of a little bear with big feelings. Join this super-cool cub as he faces his fears with the animals who love him. Includes educational afterword for caring adults.
“Big critters” can help the “cubs” in their lives as they read and re-read this playful and poignant children’s book. Recommended for ages 3-103
WHAT IS IT?
More than just a bright and engaging hardback picture book, RILEY THE BRAVE is a tool powered by the latest brain science to help those healing from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the parents, family, teachers, therapists and other caring adults in their lives.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Through the power of story, parts of the brain blocked by shame, fear or sadness are reached. The story is accessible for all different kinds of families and helps those NOT impacted by trauma better understand their own big feelings as well as what their friends or classmates might be experiencing.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE AFTERWORD?
Easy-to-understand brain science for parents and professionals.
HOW IS RILEY THE BRAVE BEING USED?
IN THE HOME: It has already become the favorite bedtime story of many – even babies can connect with the colorful images and engaging animals. It also eases conversations about big feelings and challenging behaviors.
IN THE CLASSROOM: Fostering social-emotional learning and supporting a trauma-informed environment. It also opens conversations about different kinds of families and race in a non-threatening way.
IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS: Therapists in out-patient and in-patient settings are reporting profound responses to the story and break-through moments in treatment. Pediatricians are adding Riley the Brave to their resource libraries, especially with all the helpful extras available online.
IN CHILD WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS: Riley the Brave is a perfect tool for training and supporting staff and parents involved with foster care and adoption.